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Corsair hits world record RAM overclock

Corsair hits world record RAM overclock

Corsair is keen to crow about its world record DDR3 overclock on a Dominator 1GB RAM module.

Memory manufacturer Corsair has set a world record for highest DDR3 memory frequency in a move that'll have overclockers drooling with lust.

The overclock, which allowed the memory to hit a frequency of 2462MHz at CAS level 9 was achieved with a single 1GB Dominator DDR3 module on an Asus P5E3 Premium motherboard, powered by the Intel X48 chipset.

Although the tweaking only brought the Wolfdale core Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 CPU that powered the test to 3.7GHz from the stock 3GHz, it's the improvement in memory performance that Corsair are taking pride in. Martin Mueller, Senior Director of Engineering at the company, said that his company is “obsessed with pushing memory technology to its limits and beyond,” and claims that being the holder of the fastest DDR3 overclock demonstrates “the overclocking and high speed memory expertise within Corsair Labs and definitely pushes the memory enthusiast community to achieve even faster, more outrageous speeds.

Which sounds like a challenge to me.

As well as giving a nod to the quality of the board – which Gigabyte won't be too happy about – the company is keen to pin the credit for the high speeds that were achieved on the Dominator RAM being designed “with the highest-performing IC over-clocking capability” in mind, alongside the quad-layer DHX heatsink system that kept the chips cool even under the pressure of the overclock.

For the sceptics among you, Corsair has kindly provided a set of validated CPU-Z results which clearly state a memory speed of 1231.4MHz. Double that thanks to the number-fudging wonder of double data rate RAM and you get the quite frankly impressive score of 2462MHz at a front-side bus speed of 615MHz.

Anyone here lucky enough to have a motherboard equipped with DDR3 RAM – and crazy enough to push it to the absolute limits in order to best Corsair's score? If you do, be sure to let us know over in the forums

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samkiller42 22nd May 2008, 09:08 Quote
That's mega impressive, we can only hope that more comes from this achievement.

Sam
K.I.T.T. 22nd May 2008, 09:55 Quote
Thats not bad at all....not surprising from Corsair really, they love stroking their ego's by pulling stunts like this.
liratheal 22nd May 2008, 11:39 Quote
Admittedly, it sounds like fun to try and best their score, but I think it might cost us, mere mortals, more than it cost Corsair..

Dominator has to be pocket change to a company that big.
Phil Rhodes 22nd May 2008, 12:05 Quote
Do Corsair actually own a fabrication plant?
DXR_13KE 22nd May 2008, 12:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by K.I.T.T.
Thats not bad at all....not surprising from Corsair really, they love stroking their ego's by pulling stunts like this.

everyone loves to have a huge e-penis....
Paradigm Shifter 22nd May 2008, 12:28 Quote
In the market for enthusiasts, bragging rights are pretty much all-important. Very impressive, even so. :D
[USRF]Obiwan 22nd May 2008, 13:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by samkiller42
That's mega impressive, we can only hope that more comes from this achievement.

Sam

yeah! like elcheapo ddr3 ram....
Mr_Sinister 22nd May 2008, 14:49 Quote
I have always used Corsair as "for me" they seam to be the best memory out there

and this just go's to fever prove my point

Woot go! Corsair go!
The_Beast 22nd May 2008, 22:11 Quote
Nice OC


Go Corsair
wuyanxu 22nd May 2008, 23:20 Quote
go, go, go Corsair!

changed from OCZ Platinum rev2 800Mhz 2x1GB 4-4-4-15 sticks to the cheapest Corsair XMS2 800Mhz 2x2GB 5-5-5-18. and got better overclock results than the lower density OCZ counterparts! even though i keep hearing higher density RAM won't overclock as good.
achieved 900Mhz with just 2.0v on the 4 Corsairs (4 pass on MemTest), while the 4 OCZ required 2.1v to get 800Mhz at same latency.
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